I want to thank you all again for your incredibly kind and supportive response when I shared my story of miscarriage and my unfinished rainbow blankie. I was so nervous about sharing my story on such a public stage, but at the same time knew that doing so would be a very important step forward towards healing and acceptance for me. Your overwhelming kindness in response still brings tears to my eyes.
I didn't realize just how healing doing that blog post would be. So much so that amazingly it turns out that I got pregnant again very shortly after sharing my story. We are SO thrilled to announce that we are expecting a baby boy this December!
I felt it somehow appropriate and especially meaningful that I should make a blanket for baby boy using the rest of the rainbow blankie yarns left over from his big sister's (somehow I was always convinced first baby was a girl) blanket.
I started it as a Ravellenic challenge, along with trying to become more familiar with the crochet world. Thanks to the amazing Lucy of attic 24, I started making hexagons after hexagons and though I missed my goal of 100 because of an unexpected week in the hospital (thank goodness, all is fine now) I got to 52 by the end of the Olympics and I'm quite pleased with that.
The next big task was finishing up sewing in the ends of the original rainbow blankie. I didn't realize just how emotional it would be. There were quite a few tears shed as I wove in the last ends yesterday.
I love the fact that the two babies are connected, big sis is certainly watching out for little brother already.
And this new rainbow wip is a wonderful way to pass the time whilst I work on my most important wip ever.
Thanks again to you all for your incredible support and kindness.
(and many thanks to Lindsey for this most adorable shirt!)
and p.s. today is our first wedding anniversary! much much love and gratitude for my most awesome, understanding and loving husband.